If you've been using Quitnet then you know in your heart what a good thing you've done for yourself by quitting, not just the benefits to your heart and lungs, but to your self confidence as well... dang, woman, you did it!
I also know it must be hard to go there for support when you know that your UC was probably held off by smoking... all rationalizations are tempting, especially when the people you need support from don't totally get what's going on with you.
But Gigi, wow, 178 days! Congratulations!
Lots here obviously have gone through that nightmare of quitting, so it's a good place to vent to people who understand both sides, I think.
In the midst of the muddle of UC, I suspect it is possible to start feeling better, and we just need to be patient and give ourselves a chance to heal.
Potato... Female, 58, dx mild left sided ulcerative colitis 11/07
asacol 3 3x a day
am & pm Rowasa every other day
culturelle, benefiber wafers generic acidophilus, metamucil wafers
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg
omeprazole 2x a day
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD (but not in the same day)